Assisted Reproduction Training - Application Process


Application Deadline

* July 30th (for training: September 3 - September 30, 2020)

* Notes:

  • - Deadline is only for Modules 5A, B, C, D and 6
  • - Candidates can apply throughout the year for
      Modules 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 10
  • - Candidates can choose additional modules during training from the beginning of September to the end of October


Who Can Apply

Clinicians, biologists and scientists with a background and interest in the field of Embryology, Reproductive Medicine, and Andrology are eligible.

How To Apply

Detailed instructions for application, policies, accommodations, testimonials, etc. for the American Center for Reproductive Medicine (ACRM)'s Assisted Reproduction Training (ART) are available on the main website at:

When ready to apply, return to this site and complete the Assisted Reproduction Training (ART) online application form.

Please upload the following documents:
1) Recent curriculum vitae/resume
2) A letter of recommendation from advisors, teachers, or persons who have first-hand knowledge of you.

The writer should be able to provide an accurate assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the program rather than advocate for the applicant. The writer should briefly explain his/her relationship with the applicant (how long have you known the applicant? In what capacity have you interacted? Is the letter based on direct or indirect observations?). The writer should focus on behaviors that he/she has directly observed when describing applicants’ suitability for the program. If the writer makes comparisons of the candidate with others, be sure to include the comparison group, and the rationale behind the comparison. It is important for writers to discuss the candidate’s (1) thinking and reasoning competencies, which include the ability to think critically (using logic), quantitative reasoning, scientific inquiry, and written communication; (2) science competencies, which include living systems (applying knowledge and skill in natural sciences) and human behavior (applying knowledge of the self, others, and social systems to solve problems); (3) interpersonal competencies which include social skills (awareness of others’ needs, goals, feelings, respect), cultural competence (demonstrates knowledge and respect of social and cultural factors), teamwork (can work collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals), and oral communication (can communicate effectively with others and listens effectively; recognizes potential communication barriers and can adjust approach as needed); and (4) interpersonal competencies, which include ethical responsibility to self and others (behaves in an honest and ethical manner), reliability and dependability, resilience and adaptability, and capacity for improvement.

Please note the above are purely suggestions for a letter writer but do not need to be strictly adhered to. Each LOR must be e-mailed or printed on an official letterhead and bear an official signature. The following is not acceptable: LORs sent as an e-mail and not printed on official letterhead, letters not bearing a signature, letters written more than 6-8 weeks before the date of submission.

3) Passport size picture
4) Copy of passport
  Please submit the training fees separately as directed:
5) Visa/Green card/US citizen Status:
  Fee Information
  A non-refundable fee will be required from candidates accepted for training.
  a) See the ART Training section of the main ACRM website for the current module training fee structure:
  b) The fee must be submitted as a money order or certified bank check (no personal checks) made payable to "Andrology Center Research Program." This course fee should be mailed by courier (UPS or FedEx) upon acceptance to the program.
  c) Candidates can submit the training fee by electronic wire transfer from their bank. Please contact the Program Director for details of our bank account. Candidates choosing bank transfer for payment of their training fee will be charged $50 by our Center to cover the money deducted by the banks during the transfer of funds.
  d) A fee of USD $500.00 in the form of a US money order or cash is required at Orientation for instrument use. The fee helps to cover the maintenance of various instruments used in ART training as well as any kind of damage to ACRM property by a trainee.
  e) Overseas Candidates Only: A non-refundable document fee of USD $500 is required in the form of a money order or certified bank check - payable to "Cleveland Clinic Foundation." This fee is required for candidates applying from outside the United States. The fee is charged by Cleveland Clinic's Center for International Medical Education for their appointment of foreign-based candidates.
  f) Please note that there is no discount for multiple training modules (e.g. Modules 1, 2, 3 = $11,150.00; this will last 2 weeks).
  g) Request for refunds of 50% of course fees may be allowed if requests are received in writing up to 4 weeks prior to the scheduled training. No refunds will be issued if made after that time.
Please Note: Except for Modules 5 and 6, candidates can schedule their training in all remaining modules year round.

Who to Contact

Dr. Ashok Agarwal
Program Director
Assisted Reproduction Training (ART)
American Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Avenue, X11
Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Tel: (216) 444-9485
Fax: (216) 445-6049